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ALSO CALLED: Service Level Agreements, SLAs
DEFINITION: A service-level agreement (SLA) is a contract between a network service provider and a customer that specifies, usually in measurable terms, what services the network service provider will furnish. Many Internet service providers (ISP)s provide their customers with an SLA. More recently, IS departments in major enterprises have adopted the idea of writing a service level agreement so that services  … 
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IT Best Practices: To Support or Not Support Consumer-Owned Smartphones
sponsored by Zenprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover why mobile service is vital to your overall messaging infrastructure and mobile management strategy as you uncover how to better support consumer-owned smartphones in your organisation.
Posted: 03 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Mar 2009

Zenprise

A Business Guide to MPLS IP VPN Migration: Five Critical Factors
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover five critical factors for a successful migration to an MPLS IP VPN service in this whitepaper. Learn the evolving needs of today’s enterprise networks and uncover how an MPLS-based IP VPN can help you fulfill these wants and needs.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

Key Considerations for MPLS IP-VPN Success
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the benefits of an MPLS-based private IP network and learn how it can not only help you simplify network management and reduce costs, but also prioritize application, create and improve disaster recovery, and much more!
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

How to Choose a Managed Network Services Provider
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Managing your network is no easy task, hence the reason managed service providers (MSPs) exist. In this resource, explore the advantages of outsourcing to an MSP and best practices for finding the right MSP for your organization.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 22 May 2012

MegaPath Inc.

Rising Above the Competition as a Cloud Services Provider: Five Effective Steps for Claiming Your Share of the Pie
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can rise above the competition as a cloud provider, especially by using the five key steps outlined in this resource.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 | Published: 06 Apr 2012

CA Technologies.

Service Virtualization: Reduce the time and cost to develop and test modern, composite applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how developers and testers can leverage service virtualization to reduce software business risk, minimize delays, increase software quality, meet SLAs for performance and quality, maximize team productivity, and support globalization.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Getting to the Root cause of Network and Application Issues
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a tablet-based approach for troubleshooting network and applications issues that helps you get to the root cause faster and more effectively than ever before.
Posted: 23 Mar 2012 | Published: 22 Mar 2012

Fluke Networks

Doug Ingraham - Understanding the Advantages of Hybrid Clouds
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive Q&A, learn what hybrid cloud entails and the benefits of implementing this approach to cloud computing.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Jan 2011

Brocade

Getting Cloud computing right means choosing the right partner
sponsored by Oncore IT
WHITE PAPER: What is cloud computing, and why should you adopt it? How do you develop the right strategy and choose the right partner? All these questions and more are answered in this white paper. Discover the most important considerations to keep in mind as you evaluate cloud providers, and what questions to ask.
Posted: 28 Feb 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2012

Oncore IT

Doug Ingraham - Understanding the Advantages of Hybrid Clouds
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: A hybrid cloud enables organizations that have already built a private cloud to use resources from public clouds as a way to expand the capabilities of their own IT infrastructure. This resource presents the top benefits/advantages of a hybrid cloud. Also, obtain answers to crucial cloud deployment questions.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 Feb 2012

Brocade

Integrating Macs with Microsoft DFS - Best Practices
sponsored by GroupLogic
WHITE PAPER: This document describes three options for integrating Macs with Microsoft DFS infrastructure.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

GroupLogic

Unified Mobility Services in the New Campus Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the ins and outs of a unified mobility services architecture that can help you realize all the benefits of a “less-wired” network.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

OMEGAMON Extended Insight- Analysis: Where is your application spending time?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The limited amount of infomation provided by traditional DB2 for z/OS monitoring makes it difficult and time-consuming to isolate problems within the multiple layers of today's Java, CLI (SAP), and .NET applications. Read this paper to discover a monitoring alternative that provides the detailed information needed for modern applications.
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

Proactive Network Monitoring and Management
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how monitoring technology can equip network administrators with the vital insights needed to govern and ensure availability of servers and applications, whether managed locally or in the cloud.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.

The Total Economic Impact of CA Technologies’ Business Service Insight Solution
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of CA Technologies, you learn about the ROI impact of a SLA management platform that offers features for data metrics, automation, performance monitoring, and more.
Posted: 08 Dec 2011 | Published: 07 Dec 2011

CA Technologies.

The Critical Role of the Network in Supporting Cloud-Based Solutions
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper focuses on how a communication service provider (CSP) can leverage the investment it has made in deploying a next generation network (NGN) to capitalize on the growing market for Software-as-as-Service (SaaS) solutions.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 23 Nov 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cloud Vs. Cloud: Which Side Are You On?
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: The jury is in, and cloud computing is here to stay. So the question for organizations both large and small is not: “to cloud or not to cloud,” but rather, when and what kind — public or private?
Posted: 11 Nov 2011 | Published: 11 Nov 2011

Webroot

Beyond Provisioning
sponsored by BMC-Accenture
WHITE PAPER: Once a cloud has been designed and is up and running, it’s important to optimize it to deliver top quality service to each of its users. Yet to do so, IT pros must proactively monitor for performance issues and maintain optimal use of capacity resources. This paper highlights 3 key components to be aware of when monitoring performance issues.
Posted: 31 Aug 2011 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

BMC-Accenture

How to Choose a Cloud Backup Provider
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: Many people think the only question is to ask when thinking about backup and recovery is "What is the best way to make backups?" That’s certainly a critical question but business data is the very lifeblood of your business. You can’t afford to look at only half the equation. Recovery is vital as well, especially when choosing a cloud provider.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

Asigra

How to Choose a Cloud Backup Delivery Platform
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: Making the right choice is critical to your success delivering cloud backup services to your customers. This resource is here to help you choose a partner that meets the needs of your customers, uses the right technology, has a business model that aligns with yours, and provides value beyond the software. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

Asigra

HP StoreOnce Deduplication Software: Technology Fueling the next phase of storage optimization (ESG)
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Today’s most popular backup storage targets featuring deduplication, however, don’t address the long-term operational issues that are sure to arise as secondary storage environments expand.
Posted: 05 Aug 2011 | Published: 05 Aug 2011

HP

Guide to Virtual Server Protection
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: HP Data Protector simplifies application protection through unified recovery and advanced automation and can help you meet any SLA for up to 70% less cost than competitive backup software solutions.
Posted: 22 Jul 2011 | Published: 22 Jul 2011

Hewlett-Packard Limited

What Every Enterprise Should Know About Cloud Computing and eDiscovery
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper offers guidelines for evaluating cloud service providers and for defining SLAs that meet the business and IT goals of cloud computing as well as the legal requirements for eDiscovery
Posted: 12 Jul 2011 | Published: 12 Jul 2011

Proofpoint, Inc.

Why Third Party Data Storage Maintenance is Right for You
sponsored by MSDI
WHITE PAPER: Third party maintenance companies offer cost effective maintenance and support agreements that save as much as 40% in ongoing maintenance costs while keeping service levels agreements (SLA's) the same, if not improving them. Read this comprehensive white paper to see if third party maintenance might be right for your organization.
Posted: 07 Jul 2011 | Published: 07 Jul 2011

MSDI

Cashing in on Cost Reductions: Five Surefire Tips for a Better Bottom Line
sponsored by MSDI
WHITE PAPER: In these competitive times, there’s pressure to conserve cash and operate in the lean. But at the same time, data growth and innovation call for continued IT investment. Toward this end, MSDI offers five surefire ways to improve one’s bottom line—without sacrificing the user experience.
Posted: 27 May 2011 | Published: 27 May 2011

MSDI
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SLA DEFINITION (continued): …  for their customers (users in other departments within the enterprise) can be measured, justified, and perhaps compared with those of outsourcing network providers.Some metrics that SLAs may specify include: What percentage of the time services will be available The number of users that can be served simultaneouslySpecific performance benchmarks to which actual performance will be periodically comparedThe schedule for notification in advance of network changes that may affect usersHelp desk response time for various classes of problemsDial-in access availabilityUsage statistics that will be provided. … 
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